Startup of the Month: BoxPower
Delivering clean energy to end-of-the-line customers
In a world of portability and to-go orders, Grass Valley-based startup BoxPower delivers energy in a box.
Providing Reliable Electric Service in Roseville
Roseville Electric Utility
In 11 years as director, Michelle Bertolino has guided Roseville Electric Utility to become one of the state’s most reliable, cost-effective electric services.
Audit Slams State Air Board for ‘Overstating’ Greenhouse Gas Cuts
The air board’s lack of accounting threatens to derail the state’s climate change goals, the audit says. “California is in need of more reliable tools,” state auditor Elaine Howle wrote.
The Back Story: A True Utility Player
SMUD has become more than just a public utility
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District, which has served the
community for nearly 75 years, also became a social
services organization in 2018.
Agriculture and Beyond
The Next Chapter: Pam Marrone, pioneer of biological agricultural products, expands her reach through advising
Pam Marrone, who retired as CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations in
2020, didn’t take a break; she still works 10-12 hour days.
Leading With Energy
SMUD CEO and General Manager Paul Lau on reaching zero carbon emissions by 2030
Comstock’s spoke to Lau about leading the country’s sixth-largest community-owned electric utility and about his plan to reach zero carbon emissions within 10 years.
Long-term wheat research undertaken by UC Davis combats food insecurity
A 20-year study led by a UC Davis scientist and his
colleague at the University of Haifa in Israel was
recently recognized by the U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural
Research and Development Fund.
Taste of Normalcy
Placer County’s mandarin orange growers are having another bountiful season
As farmers and event organizers adapt to climate change and the
ongoing spread of the pandemic, mandarin oranges have offered a
bright taste of normalcy during grim times.
Photos: Sights to See
Sacramento Valley overflows with opportunities to view winter wildlife
The Sacramento Valley provides some of the top wintering sites
for waterfowl in the world.
The Capital Region is emerging as a clean energy technology hub
Here are four innovative companies helping drive the clean energy
revolution in the region.